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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Visual Studio 2012.3 RC2 available

    We are getting close to shipping Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012.3 (Update 3).  This week we shipped Release Candidate 2 (RC2).  We’re down to fixing just the last few bugs and if you are thinking up upgrading to Update 3, now...
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    Support on Team Foundation Service

    Update: Um, egg on face.  When I first posted this, it ended up having the email thread with the customer attached.  I updated it to remove it as quickly as possible but I sincerely apologize. I got an email from a customer a couple of days...
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    New Windows Dev Center release

    Yesterday we launched a new Windows Dev Center .  You might ask “Why are you telling us about that, Brian?”  Well, the answer is that my team is responsible for MSDN and much of the infrastructure behind it.  We partner very closely with...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – May 13

    Yesterday, we deployed an update to Team Foundation Service.  You can read the release notes to see the improvements.  The improvements aren’t major but there’s a few nice things – Some updates to UI styling with a greater use of color, some...
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    Some thoughts on a comment about VS 2012.3

    Yesterday, I got a thoughtful comment from Dean on my post about Update 3.  I sat down to write a response this morning and it turned into a but of a novel (in fact, the blog says it’s too long to post as a comment ).  So I’ve turned it into...
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    TFS 2012.2 Power Tools update available

    Yesterday we released our update to the TFS 2012 Power Tools to work with VS/TFS 2012.2 (Update 2). TFS 2012 Power Tools TFS 2012 Build extensions MSSCCI provider (32 bit) MSSCCI provider (64 bit) Yes, I see the irony in announcing this the day after...
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    Visual Studio 2012.3 (Update 3) “go-live” CTP is now available

    I know it seems like 2012.2 just released (at least it does to me) but we’re already well into our schedule for 2012.3. Today, we released the updates for both Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. This is the first “go-live” release...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS 2012.2) ISOs available

    I’ve had a healthy discussion with some of you on this post and we’ve received quite a lot of feedback on Soma’s blog and other places.  Based on this feedback we’ve produced ISOs for Visual Studio Update 2 and decided that for these "”larger...
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    Team Explorer Everywhere 2012 Update 2

    I missed announcing the availability of Team Explorer Everywhere Update 2.  We released the update the first week of April.  You can get it either by: Downloading it from our download page or If you use our Eclipse Update site (
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    Updated TFS 2010 MSSCCI Provider

    Last week we released an update to the TFS 2010 MSSCCI provider .  The primary motivator for this release was to enable it to work with VS 2005.  This now enables you to connect to TFS 2012 using VS 2005, particularly from Windows XP. ...
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    Visual Studio Tools for Git Update available

    Yesterday, we released a major update to our Visual Studio Tools for Git.  While still nowhere near done, we feel like we’ve crossed a significant threshold of completeness and usability.  If you’re already using them or have tried them and...
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    Sprint 45 service issues

    If you are a regular user of our Team Foundation Service - particularly during peak times, you've probably noticed that it hasn't been running as seamlessly as usual. Our recent issues started with our sprint 45 deployment that I wrote about here and...
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    VS/TFS 2012.2 (Update 2) released today

    Today, we released our second update to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012.  You can read a fairly detailed post with all the new capabilities on the ALM blog.  There’s a ton of new value in the in this update as evidenced by the...
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    BUILD 2013 has been announced

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    Team Foundation Service Update–Mar 22

    Today, we released the results of Sprint 45 on Team Foundation Service.  You can check out the release notes to learn more about today’s release.  There were 2 basic areas of new capabilities on the service: Git Branch insights and Web based...
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    Are you missing a cow?

    Saturday night I was at my son’s lacrosse game with the family.  My wife got a phone call.  It was a fellow farmer and neighbor, Noah (about 2 miles south of us).  His question was “Are you missing a cow?”  The answer, of course, was...
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    Git extension for VS 2012 Update 2 CTP4

    A couple of days ago I announced the availability of VS/TFS 2012.2 CTP4.  At that time I mentioned that there would be an update of our Visual Studio Git extensions to work with it.  We released the Git extension update last night and you can...
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    CTP4 (March) of VS/TFS 2012 Update 2 is available

    We are continuing our journey to deliver a final release of Update 2.  You can read about the CTP3 we shipped a few weeks ago here .  The most notable thing about this CTP is that it is “go-live”.  One of our big learnings from shipping...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Mar 4

    Sprint 44 is done and has now been deployed to the service .  You can read the release notes on the Team Foundation Service Portal to learn more about what’s in it.  Maybe the biggest news is that the customizable swim lanes for kanban are live...
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    Bad day

    Clearly yesterday was a bad day.  Team Foundation Service was mostly down for approximately 9 hours.  The underlying issue was an expired SSL certificate in Windows Azure storage.  We use HTTPS to access Windows Azure storage, where we...
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    Professional Team Foundation Server 2012

    Grant Holliday and friends just put out a new version of their excellent TFS book, now updated for TFS 2012.  It’s worth having if you are really trying to understand the ins and outs of TFS.  Learn more on Grant’s blog . Brian
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    Update to VS Git tooling

    Yesterday, we posted a small update to the Git tooling for VS.  Since we just released it the other day, we don’t have much new yet but we should continue (at least for a while) to update it after each of our 3 week sprints. This update has 3 significant...
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    Lessons 451 & 452 in farming

    OK, I made up the numbers.  I debated what to call this post.  Adventures with a horse?  Water: a famer’s nemesis?  It’s been a fun couple of days. Sunday night the whole family was out doing chores and my wife and kids were exercising...
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    CTP for Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS 2012.2) is available

    Read more here: We’ve just shipped the next Community Technology Preview (CTP) for VS and TFS Update 2.  This release is still not a broad go...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Feb 11

    Yes, I know it’s hard to believe it’s time again already. Didn’t we just have all those big announcements – Git support, Test Hub, Work item tags…? Yes. We had last sprint’s deployment on Jan 21, then all the big announcements...
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